i had the beginnings of a cold sore (herpes simplex 1) on feb 6 and the pain at 2 am on feb 9, the during the day of feb 9 i got my period. the pain did not radiate to my back. it was right under the sternum and i felt a squeezing that repeated. i have three possibilities:
1. low estradiol that interferes with the balance between contraction and relaxation of the endothelium inside the blood vessel.
2. acute pericarditis brought on by the reactivation of the herpes simplex virus in my body.
3. thoracic endometriosis
4. gallbladder issue/GERD issue
i am probably very run down and that has affected my immune system. i have a vitamin d lamp approved by the fda that i have just started to use again, and i am cutting down on working overtime. the pain hasn't returned, but the first day of my next cycle is march 4, so i am motivated to get some answers before then. we also have a blood pressure monitor in the house and my blood pressure is fine. my last year's blood work was good too. i wrote in more detail about this whole thing at my blog at paleoexperiments.blogspot.com. i'll see what happens on march 4. if i have a repeat of the pain, but it also includes breathlessness/dizziness and /or sweating, i'm calling 911.
i just got an appointment for this morning so at least i will be able to get some bloodwork done and the doctor can palpitate my abdomen to check out my gallbladder. i feel fine though.